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|Title||The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in the Twentieth Century|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Reynolds, Noel B.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Devotional; Ezra Taft Benson; Increase|
In his landmark conference addresses in 1986, President Benson repeatedly cited the Doctrine and Covenants and reiterated his long-standing belief that the Church was under condemnation for taking the Book of Mormon too lightly. He also announced that "the Lord has revealed the need to reemphasize the Book of Mormon." Latter-day Saints responded with an enormous and passionate effort to fully utilize the Nephite record. Such fervor did not always exist.
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